Bookcademy

Book summaries as fun, useful & practical courses

Books are no longer theoretical knowledge. We turn non-fiction books into a fun, useful and practical way to learn. Each book is a course!
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Daniel Morales
Maker
Maker, Data Scientist, Full-stack Dev
Hello Hunters! It’s not about how many books you read per year, it’s about how many of them you put into practice! This is only for serious readers that not just read a book instead study the book! Each non-fiction book is a masterpiece where you can learn from the best. Why just read and throw the trash when you can read and apply? Publishers are concerned about the amount of books sales, you need to be worried about how many of them you remember and apply. Speed reading, audiobooks, and summaries are an error of concept. You can’t capture the essence of the book with speed reading, audiobooks or summaries. You need to read the complete book, maybe fewer books per year, but above that put them into practice and get ROI from them! I always had a problem with non-fiction books. It’s not easy to put them into practice. I’m always taking notes, trying to challenge myself with quizzes, making summaries, highlighting it and trying to remember everything. I know, I'm a geek, but it's the best way to learn a lot without going to college. I launched Bookcademy to solve my problem, and probably you are just like me. I turn books into a course, where you can challenge your knowledge with quizzes, notes, activities, use cases, projects, summaries and so on. Each course is a fun, useful and practical way to learn.
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LucaMaker. co-founder
@daniel_moralesp I like the concept and I will try the beta for sure. "Speed reading, audiobooks, and summaries are an error of concept. It's for lazy people! You can’t capture the essence of the book with speed reading, audiobooks or summaries. " I strongly disagree with your take. Speed reading is useful and effective. Not everybody is a visual learner, so audiobooks are an amazing tool. Summaries can be helpful to grasp the main concepts, especially if you consider the fact that books need to reach a certain amount of pages to sell and so end up repeating the same concept over and over. Your product seems very cool, but your marketing strategy (tearing down competitors and solutions that other people use) is not. I wouldn't be surprised if it ended up reducing your success. People don't want to be called lazy by a random stranger. It's crazy, I know...
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Daniel MoralesI'm Ruby on Rails Fullstack Developer
@daniel_moralesp @luqa Hi Luca, ok thanks for your feedback, I'll try to fix that!
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Juan Sarmiento
Founder: ByPeople, iconshock, Artify
@daniel_moralesp Hello Daniel, congrats on your launching !! Btw, soy de startup colombia ;)
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Daniel Morales
Maker
Maker, Data Scientist, Full-stack Dev
@juanpablosarmi Hola Juan! Gracias por tu apoyo!
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Alex Devero
Founder of Devero maker builder designer
It looks good @daniel_moralesp! I like the idea of not just reading for the sake of reading, but also applying what you read and learned.
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Daniel Morales
Maker
Maker, Data Scientist, Full-stack Dev
@alexdevero Hi Alex, yes, that the whole idea! Put books into practice! I'm glad that you enjoy the concept!
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@daniel_moralesp Congrats! It looks great. If your able to share, did you build this on a course platform? (Podia etc.) and if so, which one?
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Daniel Morales
Maker
Maker, Data Scientist, Full-stack Dev
@jazzbox Hi David, thanks for your comment! No, we made all the platform from scratch with Ruby On Rails a framework based on ruby. I hope that you enjoy it a lot!
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@daniel_moralesp Awesome. Congrats again!
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Greg FraginFounder @ LoopHQ
@dani_moralito congratulations. tried out the beta...seems like a great review and way to solidify the lessons of the books to put the lessons into practice.
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Daniel Morales
Maker
Maker, Data Scientist, Full-stack Dev
@dani_moralito @gfragin Exactly, that's the whole idea. We don't expect to replace the book, we hope to be the best complement for them. Happy learning!
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The product is very useful, its easy and friendly user
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Daniel Morales
Maker
Maker, Data Scientist, Full-stack Dev
@maria_clara_gonzalez Thanks Maria! I hope that you enjoy it a lot!
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@daniel_moralesp Congrats, It is an amazing concept, recently i bought the mom test book, Bookcademy will be the right tool to get to solidify the knowledge of the book.
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Daniel Morales
Maker
Maker, Data Scientist, Full-stack Dev
@satreuh82 Hi, thanks for your comment! Yeah, that's the whole idea behind. I hope that you enjoy our course!
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Diego Orozcoselflearn entrepreneur, activist, artist
very interesting content!
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Daniel MoralesI'm Ruby on Rails Fullstack Developer
@diego_orozco Thanks Diego!
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Eric KinneyWeb developer, thingCHARGER
This could be huge. Fantastic idea - I could see it being the complimentary add-on to any book, might also be hard to scale, here's to your success with it! Thought - Authors might be willing to help create the course in some way for free because in return they get a boost to book sales. Especially newest books where their book sales count the most. Find books releasing soon and work with the publishers. You'll forever get to say "the flood of traffic on launch took down our servers briefly" :)
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Daniel Morales
Maker
Maker, Data Scientist, Full-stack Dev
@veggieplate jajaja yeaahh! of course! I'll be always saying that ! jajaj... Great feedback! Thanks for that!
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LeeI love technology and coffee :)
As someone who loves books and learning but has always struggled to implement what I read...this is an amazing idea! Signed up! Looking forward to seeing more books in the platform!
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Daniel Morales
Maker
Maker, Data Scientist, Full-stack Dev
@no_pikers Hi Lee, yes, that's the whole idea... try to implement it, not just read it. Actually this is my biggest problem with books, and because of that I decide to solve it with this product. Very soon we are launching more books, this is our coming soon list: https://www.bookcademy.com/votes. Regards!
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Robert FinegoldCreative writer
500 Internal server error when I try to register
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@robert_finegold Imagine if you've just launched a new product. Would you want a user to leave a negative review, possibly due to a small bug? I'm sure it will be fixed soon
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Daniel MoralesI'm Ruby on Rails Fullstack Developer
@robert_finegold we didn't expect this amount of traffic on the site. We are working to fixed: give us a new chance: https://www.bookcademy.com/
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Daniel MoralesI'm Ruby on Rails Fullstack Developer
@robert_finegold we are working on the bug... we didn't expect this amount of traffic on the site
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Daniel Morales
Maker
Maker, Data Scientist, Full-stack Dev
@robert_finegold We are now fully functional, without that bug!
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